Thank you for your response Susan. Until today I have not been active on this site and never filled out my profile. I am certified by NASM as a Personal Trainer and have been for 9 years. I have also been a Massage Therapist for about 19 years and am nationally certified. I will certainly make sure we have doctor’s release…thank you for your tips.
I have trained a few clients with Parkinson’s, very early stage
I focused on balance and co ordination, simple exercise instruction and a lot of communication.
I agree with Karin, it’s imperative to get a doctors release/approval and I didn’t see any certifications posted on your profile, this too is very important.
this question is really not specific enough. Parkinson’s comes with different challenges and degrees of progression. As such, there is not one answer. If you can qualify your question, I may be able to provide more information. I have trained one client with PD literally from diagnosis to his death last year and thus have witnessed all the stages of PD in his case.
What is generally true is that you MUST have a physician’s approval. The client may have seen a physical therapist who you should contact for information. Parkinson’s is extremely medication-dependent, and the timing of the medication may influence when your client can optimally workout.